COMMAND LINE INTERFACE
\kəmˈand lˈa͡ɪn ˈɪntəfˌe͡ɪs], \kəmˈand lˈaɪn ˈɪntəfˌeɪs], \k_ə_m_ˈa_n_d l_ˈaɪ_n ˈɪ_n_t_ə_f_ˌeɪ_s]\
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By Princeton University
A means of communication between aprogram and its user, based solely on textual input andoutput. Commands are input with the help of a keyboard orsimilar device and are interpreted and executed by theprogram. Results are output as text or graphics to theterminal.Command line interfaces usually provide greater flexibilitythan graphical user interfaces, at the cost of being harderfor the novice to use. Consequently, some hackers look downon GUIs as designed For The Rest Of Them.
By Denis Howe
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